Global Polio Surveillance Status Report 2019

  • 01/01/2019
  • WHO

This report reviews the state of poliovirus surveillance for the first year of the Global Polio Surveillance Action Plan, 2018–2020  (GPSAP)  implementation, comparing its performance to the preceding two years and taking stock of the challenges faced, innovations advanced and opportunities explored to enhance surveillance especially in priority areas 

This Global Polio Surveillance Status Report, 2019reviewsthe state of polio virus surveillance for the first year of the GPSAP’s implementation, comparing its performance to the preceding two years and taking stock of the challenges faced, innovations advanced and opportunities explored to enhance surveillance especially in priority areas. Global efforts to eradicate polio began in 1988 and, to date, four of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions have achieved polio-free certification. Within the remaining two regions with endemic poliomyelitis (African and Eastern Mediterranean), Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have experienced uninterrupted transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV).